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Harrison / Purchase Community & Real Estate Guide
Harrison is a town and a village located in Westchester approximately 22 miles Northeast of Manhattan with a population totaling around 27,000. It is approximately a 37 minute express train ride from Grand Central to the Harrison train station.
Harrison prides itself on its vibrant downtown complete with restaurants, shops and train station. The Southern half of Harrison is known as Harrison, or Downtown, while the hamlet of Purchase is located in the northern portion of the town. The downtown Southern half of Harrison is divided into four general areas: The Brentwood, Sunnyridge, Sterling Ridge/The Trails, and South Downtown. West Harrison is a neighborhood South of Purchase, further West, bounded by Silver Lake, the Brae Burn Golf Course, and I-287.
Harrison Central School District consists of four elementary schools. Purchase School serves Purchase, Preston School serves West Harrison and Parsons School serves South Downtown. The fourth school, Harrison Avenue School, serves the remaining area of “Downtown”, Sunnyridge, Sterling Ridge/The Trails, and The Brentwood. Louis M. Klein Middle School houses grades 6-8. Harrison High School, with a student population of approximately 1,000, offers an International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Juniors and seniors can elect to participate in the program to obtain an IB diploma. The diploma is recognized internationally as a standard of rigor. IB students must take six subjects, produce a 4,000 word extended essay, complete a Theory of Knowledge course and participate in community service projects. Students can also enroll in IB courses to obtain credit for advanced study. In addition to the IB program, offers a full program of courses, including many AP offerings.
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Parks, Recreation & Sporting Activities
Harrison’s Department of Recreation offers an extensive array of programs, parks, camps, sports and facilities, including multiple pool complexes and